In many parts of the world, including here in the United States, a traditional funeral includes a viewing of the deceased, followed by a service, then an in-earth or above ground burial at a cemetery. If a cremation was chosen, then the ashes would be interred, versus the deceased's body. This, of course, is a very basic outline, and there are many variations of this tradition.
However, other lovely options are becoming increasingly popular. Here are five alternative burial choices for those that are looking something different.